Category Archives: 16th Century

Costumes and Fashion in 16th century. Renaissance, Spanish Fashion, Tudor.

Habit of a Woman of Africa in 1581

Habit, Woman, Africa, Habitus Variarum, 16th century, Thomas Jefferys

African woman in 16th century

Habit of a Woman of Africa in 1581 from Habitus Variarum.

Africaine

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Life on a castle. Ready to leave. 16th century.

CHATEAU, Breviary, Cardinal Grimani, 16th century, Miniature, middle ages, castle, life, costume, court, dress

VIE DU CHATEAU — DEPART POUR LA PROMENADE

Life on a castle. Ready to leave.

Chatelaine advances at the head of the procession. Mounted on a hatchet near by stands a page. On the right the lord dressed in green. Trumpet and bells lead the way. Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.

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Renaissance Helmet of Alfonso Piccololomini di Firenze.

Alfonso Piccololomini, Renaissance helmet. Military, Italy,

Italy. Helmet sixteenth century with the coat of arms of the bandit Alfonso Piccolomini.

Renaissance Helmet of Alfonso Piccololomini di Firenze.

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French merchant in the sixteenth century.

French merchant. 16th century costume. Renaissance fashion.

Marchand français au XVI siècle.

French merchant in the sixteenth century.

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Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf. French lady costume. Henry III. Renaissance style. 16th century fashion.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

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Dame Romaine. Renaissance fashion.

Dame Romaine. Suit. Renaissance style. 16th century fashion.

Dame Romaine

Dame Romaine (Nouvelle mairee 1581)

Renaissance style in the 16th century.
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John la Valette. Military Order of Malta.

Fra 'Jean de la Valette, Jean Parisot de La Valette. Grand Master. Military Order

Fra ‘Jean de la Valette, Jean Parisot de La Valette

John la Valette

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Sir Walter Raleigh and the New World

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Sir Walter Raleigh. Elizabethan era. Tudor costume. 16th century. fashion

Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 – 1618)

Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.

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Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

Henry IV at the battle of Ivry. 14 March 1590. Huguenot. Wars of Religion. Renaissance costume history. Military Uniform 16th century

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry: “Stand with my white plume”. March 14, 1590.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

King Henry IV indicating its white plume at the Battle of Ivry on March 14, 1590.  “Stand with my white plume”. Henri IV à la bataille d’Ivry: “Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc”

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The king’s guard. Chevau-légers.

Chevau-légers. 16th century military. Renaissance soldier. French Cavalry uniform

Chevau-légers. Light horsemen. 1560 to 1600. The custody of King Henry IV. Sergeant in armor.

Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime.

The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600.

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Gendarme of France in 16th century.

French Gendarme. Baroque military uniform. 16th century. children of honor. First company.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.

Gendarme of France in 16th century. Baroque fashion.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.
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